What is 7.62x39?
The 7.62x39 round is a rifle round designed in the Soviet Union during World War II. The 7.62x39 nomenclature refers to the round's dimensions. It's the round fired by the AK-47 rifle, which was invented around the same time.
What caliber is 7.62x39
The 7.62x39 round is its own unique round. However, the round is roughly the equivalent of a 30-30 round, making it a 30 caliber. It's slightly different from these rounds, though, and not interchangeable. Do not attempt to shoot 7.62x39 out of rifles marked as anything other than that, even if they are 30 caliber.
What is the range of a 7.62x39mm bullet?
The maximum effective range of a bullet is the distance at which the average shooter can consistently hit a 1-inch target. For 7.62x39mm rounds, which are most often fired from the AKM and AK-47 platforms, the typical effective range is 400 meters (1,300 feet). Some rifles and optics setups can double this range, but most AK platforms have relatively short sights that limit accuracy at extreme range.
Where can I buy 7.62x39 ammo?
Due to the popularity of the AK-47 rifle and its variants, the 7.62x39 round is one of the most common rifle rounds in the world. While it is not as popular in the United States as it is in other areas, it's still a very common round. It can be found in most places you purchase ammunition, especially at online retailers like Ammunition Depot.
What shoots 7.62x39mm ammo?
Numerous firearms fire the 7.62x39 rifle round - the most famous being the AK-47 and its offspring. There are plenty of non-Soviet firearms that are chambered in this round, though, as its popularity throughout the world has led manufacturers to embrace it. Its similarity to the .308 also makes it a popular choice for hunting
How much is 7.62x39 ammo?
Prices for this round can fluctuate based on the level of demand experienced at the time you're buying. In general, the price per round is near - but slightly lower than - the cost for a 5.56 round. However, prices for 7.62x39 ammo are not as volatile as they can be for other rounds due to its worldwide popularity. Costs tend to start around $0.30 per round depending on supply.
Is 7.62x39 a good round?
The 7.62x39mm cartridge has been among the world's most popular rifle calibers since its development in the late 1940s. While it is not often the first choice for long-range precision, the 123-grain projectile and perceived superior performance in medium game has made it popular among hunters and sport shooters alike. Brass casings for this caliber are rare, which makes it relatively expensive for reloading, but its wide availability and low price point per round help keep it popular for many people. Local laws and hunting regulations aside, the 7.62x39mm round is generally capable of doing anything a 30-30 rifle round does, while firing from a relatively popular AK frame rifle or carbine.
What is the best 7.62x39 ammo?
Because the 7.62x39 is such a popular round worldwide, manufacturing standards vary. There are some well-made rounds from Eastern Europe and former Soviet bloc countries. Russian ammunition is going to likely be steel cased, which some people do not prefer. To be safe when buying this ammo, it's a good idea to stick with the same quality manufacturers you find for the popular American calibers when possible.
How big is the ammo can for 7.62x39mm?
Up to 500 rounds (25 boxes) of 7.62x39mm ammunition can comfortably fit into a steel ammo can made to hold 30cal. These cans most often run to 11 inches long x 3.5 inches wide x 7.5 inches deep. Empty, they weigh around 4.5 pounds if made of steel. Most 30cal ammo boxes lock close and have a small handle on top for easy carrying.
Where can you buy bulk 7.62x39 ammo?
Although you won't find as much variety buying this ammo as you might find when buying something like 5.56 or 9mm, it's still one of the most popular calibers in the world. It's also gaining popularity in the U.S., so it's increasingly common wherever ammunition is sold. However, bulk 7.62x39mm ammo purchases are often best accomplished online at web stores like Ammunition Depot, as online venders are able to stock a greater inventory of ammo.